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MA in School Counseling

The Master of Arts in School Counseling at Regent University could be of interest to students interested in preparing for a career in counseling and mentoring students. Read on to find out more about this graduate degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in School Counseling

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Master of Arts in School Counseling program at Regent University should have great interpersonal communication skills and be comfortable working with others one-on-one in a mentor role. They may also be compassionate and be adept at problem solving. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; some programs have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent's MA in School Counseling program is designed to teach individuals how to help youth solve problems. Courses will lead students to discover how to listen to concerns and guide their future students them towards a solution. Students of this program will also have the chance to learn how to challenge youth to do better and advocate for them when necessary. This degree program will also offer instruction on strategies for increasing graduation rates and how to prepare students for college. There are also opportunities to gain hands-on and practical experience in the field.

Learning Format:

Online or on campus

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in School Counseling:

In order to complete the MA in School Counseling program, students will need to complete 60 credit hours, including 45 credits of core courses and 15 credits of program courses; all students must also complete an exit exam and online students must also meet residency requirements. Exact requirements and course descriptions are subject to change; contact Regent University directly to confirm all requirements before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (45 credits)

  • Orientation to the Counseling Profession
  • Research & Statistics
  • Counseling Skills & Techniques
  • Practicum & Advanced Skills
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Assessment Techniques in Counseling
  • Addiction Therapies for Individuals & Families
  • Career & Lifestyle Development
  • Psychopathology & Diagnosis
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Concepts of Family Systems
  • Group Counseling
  • Ethics, Professional Orientation & Legal Issues in Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Counseling & Christian Thought

Program Courses (15 credits)

  • Counseling Children & Adolescents
  • Principles of School Counseling
  • Program Development & Evaluation for School Counselors
  • Internship in School Counseling

Residency (for online students only)

  • Residency Year One
  • Residency Year Two

Graduation Requirements

  • Exit Exam

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students interested in furthering their education after completing this master's degree may be interested in applying for a related doctorate degree program. A doctorate in this field may assist them in preparing for advanced school administration positions as well as postseconday teaching or research careers. They may also choose a program that allows them to gain advanced counseling skills and could prepare them for additional licensure. Some possible program options include:

  • PhD in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • PhD in Education - Educational Psychology
  • PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision
  • EdD in Educational Psychology

Career Paths:

Graduates of Regent University's MA in School Counseling will have the opportunity to develop their skills in the area of counseling and mentoring students. The completion of this master's degree may qualify graduates for a career as a school counselor, career counselor, or guidance counselor in the following environments:

  • Private school
  • Public school
  • Charter school

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